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Gamewagon is a mobile video game company that creates themed parties and after school clubs for children and organises team building days for adults.
Founder and CEO John Lilley established the company in 2012 to provide parents with a fun and convenient solution to the age old conundrum of what to do for a child’s birthday that all their friends, both boys and girls, would love.
The Gamewagon itself can be parked on a standard driveway or across two parking spaces, even in densely populated areas.
The company also assists in junior schools in London by helping teach children computer science skills, with video games as the focus: Junior Game Creators is an educational after school club to inspire kids in computer science, which allows them to experience elements of the national curriculum in an exciting way.
On the corporate side, the company hosts a range of different video game-related events. Gamewagon is looking for investors who are interested in sharing in the growth of the video game sector and who will represent a brand making gaming better by bringing people together.
How does the Gamewagon franchise model work?
Game experience managers deliver birthday parties, corporate events and after-school clubs.
All that is needed to set the system up is a parking space no more than 25 metres from a main internet hub or access to a stable internet connection.
The franchise fee of £15,995 (plus VAT) per territory includes the exclusive right to run both a Gamewagon and Junior Game Creators business within a defined region.
Finance is potentially available from the major clearing banks via their franchise units, subject to status and the presentation of a business plan. For a franchise business, banks may be willing to lend up to 70 per cent of the total capital required.
A monthly service fee is charged, which is either £250 per region or 10 per cent of turnover, whichever is higher. This covers Gamewagon’s centralised services, technology, booking systems, franchisee support and ongoing development of the business system.
The Gamewagon franchise package includes everything needed not only to understand the business, but to start trading immediately and begin to grow the business by hiring and training new staff.
The franchise package includes:
• Use of the Gamewagon/Junior Game Creators brand name
• An exclusive trading territory
• Full training in services, operations and all aspects of running the Gamewagon business
• Liaison and project management of the Gamewagon vehicle build
• Day to day head office support
• Quantity of business cards, flyers, vouchers and other sales literature
Gamewagon franchisees work from home or a small office and the business model has the flexibility to be tailored to varying personal circumstances or family situations.
To begin with, franchisees work ‘in the business’ delivering the parties, school clubs and events themselves. As the business grows, franchisees start to work ‘on the business’ and recruit game experience managers to organise events.
The Gamewagons themselves are custom built and can accommodate 15 children all playing games at the same time. The best multiplayer games are chosen so that nobody is left out and each game has elements of competition and cooperation to create excitement and challenges for children to work on together.
The game experience manager is the backbone of the experience and helps those who are less experienced make the most of the games.
Junior Game Creators is a six-week club where children get to create their own video games, learn about the video game industry and discover more about computer science. They learn how to make characters come alive, make sounds, play music and keep score, with fun games, challenges and problems to solve each week.
Gamewagons are also good for in-office events for adults or can be set up in a club or restaurant. A gaming area can be set up in minutes, with games fit for individuals or team challenges.
What locations or territories is Gamewagon looking to operate in?
Gamewagon has franchise opportunities available throughout the UK.
Why is Gamewagon a good investment?
Gamewagon is a rewarding and flexible franchise opportunity with high earning potential.
Franchisees can maximise productivity through using proven systems, processes, equipment and tools.
The brand, systems, processes, lead generation strategies and templates give instant credibility in the minds of clients, be they parents or HR departments.
John Lilley says: “Video gaming is a very popular pastime and making the whole event a social occasion creates a unique experience that is difficult to achieve without a lot of hassle.
“The Gamewagon solves this problem, requiring talented staff to make the whole event a success. It starts by understanding our customers’ needs, then it is about communication and delivery. We take great pride in our customer feedback. Without our satisfied customers the business would have been much tougher to build.”
Where in the UK is the Gamewagon franchise based?
Gamewagon’s head office is located in east London.
What support and training do Gamewagon franchisees receive?
A franchisee’s initial training takes place at head office in London over five days and includes all the information needed to run a successful franchise, as well as techniques such as how to generate leads, plus approaching potential customers, and converting them into clients.
Franchisees are able to use the Gamewagon brand name and know-how immediately following training, while the company’s head office support team is available on an ongoing basis to answer any questions a franchisee may have.
What are Gamewagon’s terms of agreement and renewal?
The initial franchise agreement lasts for five years, with the option to sell on or renew.
How in demand is gaming right now?
As technology advances, new and exciting ways to deliver entertainment keep being invented - and keep users coming back for more.
The video game industry is one of the few markets that continues to grow exponentially, even during periods of financial uncertainty or recession.
Recently it was revealed that the number of UK students graduating from gaming related subjects at universities has more than doubled since 2013. The future for the gaming industry is assured.
How can I get started on setting up my own Gamewagon business?
Request a franchise prospectus by providing your details on this page. This document will give you an overview of the business.
Gamewagon will then arrange a no obligation chat with one of its head office staff to discuss the opportunity in detail and see if the franchise is right for you. If you wish to proceed, the next stage is a face to face meeting with the franchisor.
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